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Confronting Fascism in Egypt
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Confronting Fascism in Egypt: Dictatorship versus Democracy in the 1930s

Israel Gershoni and James Jankowski

Abstract

This book offers a new reading of the political and intellectual culture of Egypt during the interwar era. Though scholarship has commonly emphasized Arab political and military support of Axis powers, this work reveals that the shapers of Egyptian public opinion were largely unreceptive to fascism, openly rejecting totalitarian ideas and practices, Nazi racism, and Italy's and Germany's expansionist and imperialist agendas. The majority (although not all) of Egyptian voices supported liberal democracy against the fascist challenge, and most Egyptians sought to improve and reform, rather than ... More

Keywords: fascism, Muslim, Egypt, liberal democracy, authoritarianism, totalitarianism, dictatorship, interwar era, public discourse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804763431
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804763431.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Israel Gershoni, author

James Jankowski, author

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